Preschool Fair
Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Trying to decide on a preschool for your child?
Stop by the library for a look at area preschools from surrounding communities. The open house format offers you the opportunity to gather information and talk with staff to get your questions answered.
DIY Jewelry Organizer
With Creativebug
January 22nd, 1 p.m.

Create a unique jewelry organizer and learn how to navigate Creativebug with your library card. CreativeBug is a library resource to use when looking for craft inspiration and instruction. 

January 24th, 10:30 a.m.

Enrich your life personally and professionally with Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW. 
De-stress from the holidays and focus of bringing joy, peace, and renewal into your daily life in the New Year.

Organizing 101:
Hitting the Clutter Hotspots
January 25th, 1 p.m.

Jennifer Barnes will explain how to have a Home Control Center as a start to taming the clutter. She will teach how to deal with hotspots including junk drawers, art supplies, and mail.

All the Books
January 29th, 7 p.m.

Enjoy lively conversation highlighting all things new and exciting in books, This is your opportunity to share books that you've been reading as well as hear the picks and pans of others, including "the reading expert," your library staff. We always have a fun discussion and everyone goes home with a free book. What's not for a book lover to love?

Census 2020 Community Briefing
January 30th, 7 p.m.

Join area neighbors for an informational talk about the U.S. 2020 Census. Find out what to expect as far as questions, census methods, and census time frame. Learn why the census is important and how participation benefits our whole community.

Join a Book Club!
Monday, February 3rd, 7 p.m.
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Tuesday, February 12th, 7 p.m.
*At Honey Hill Coffee Company
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Friday, February 14th, 10 a.m.
Tagged for Death by A.J. Finn

Wednesday, February 19th, 7 p.m.
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue
Chair Yoga
February 5th, 10 a.m.

Join Debby and Chenoa from Silver Lotus Yoga for a one hour chair yoga session.
Please dress comfortably for gentle movements.

Off-site at Wauconda Township Hall
505 W. Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL 60084

Book Buddies
January 22nd, 4:30 p.m.

Kids - looking for a new way to practice reading skills?
Teens - looking to earn volunteer hours and become a mentor?

We will match you up with each other to build reading skills and confidence.

Game On
January 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

Does your family love board games? Is Monopoly a favorite? Let's read  Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented , and find out the true story of one of America's favorite board games. Come for learning, fun, and a craft! Books will be available for checkout at the Kid City Desk starting on December 20.
(Grades 3-5 with caregiver)

Zumba for Families
January 25th, 9:30 a.m.

Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross-generational Zumba exercise experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

The Truth Has a Power of Its Own
by Howard Zinn

Submitted by Erik S.
Conversations with the famous historian Howard Zinn on the significance, and various lessons to be drawn, from his book A People’s History of the United States and from his career as a historian and activist. Of particular note are Zinn’s reflections on his pacifist convictions (himself a veteran of World War II) and his thoughts on the value of critical history.
(New Non-Fiction)

The Glittering Hour
by Iona Grey

Submitted by Terri S.
Fans of Downton Abbey will find lots to love in this mesmerizing new novel. This richly drawn story of love, loss, and family secrets unfolds in interspersing chapters with the voices of Selina Lennox, one of London’s “Bright Young People,” and that of her ten-year-old daughter, Alice. Grey’s writing is gorgeous, made even more beautiful with narration by Imogen Church in audio format. I loved listening to this absorbing story and I’m sure I would have enjoyed reading it just as much. Pop in your earbuds (or pick up the book) and be carried away. A perfect winter read!
(New Fiction)

The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are
by Alicia Menendez

Submitted by Molly J.
 “Women are perceived as either strong and cold or weak and warm.” This sentence gives you an idea of where the book is headed. Research shows that the more women succeed, the less “likeable” they become. Menendez discusses how striving to be likeable is a trap, especially as a woman. This book is not about how to make yourself more likeable, but rather to consider how you perceive yourself, others, and to rethink your need to be liked. The book will argue that in most cases you’re playing the likeability game with loaded dice, as there is little benefit to trying to control how others perceive you.
(New Non-Fiction)

Lumberjanes: The Shape of Friendship
by Lilah Sturges

Submitted by Emily D.
If you have not picked up the Lumberjanes books yet please do yourself a favor and start devouring from the beginning ( Beware the Kitten Holy ). If you are already familiar with Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, you will love this special issue. The Roanoke campers stumble upon shape-shifting creatures called Pookas that imprison the girls and begin to impersonate them at camp.
A fun, emotional roller coaster .
(New YA Graphic Novel)